2011 Obituaries

Catherine E. Ahern    December 27, 2011

Catherine E. Ahern, 34, of Pheasant Glen Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, died unexpectedly, along with her dog "Precious" on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at home. Cathy was born in Attleboro, a daughter of Daniel and Karen (Bury) Ahern of Rehoboth, MA. She was a telemarketer for Citi-Bank for several years. Cathy was a graduate of Dighton - Rehoboth High School Class of 1995. She has lived in Charlotte since 2011, coming from Rehoboth. Cathy was a member of the Second Congregational Church. Cathy was an animal lover all her life and was devoted to dogs. She also loved being around people and enjoyed life. Besides her parents and dogs, she is survived by her maternal grandmother Sonja Bury of Rehoboth, MA and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Donations in Cathy and Precious's names can be sent to the MSPCA - Angell Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. 02130, or www.mspca.org.

Janet M. Dowling    December 21, 2011

Janet M. (O'Brien) Dowling, 56, died in Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. She was born in Brookline, daughter of the late James and Leonora (Collins) O'Brien. She was educated in Boston, Attleboro and Hanover. Janet was employed as the office manager for Gosnold-Thorne Clinic in Brockton for more than 12 years. She enjoyed doing crafts and was an excellent artist. She is wife of James M. Dowling of Rehoboth and the mother of Jenna Van Leeuwen and her husband, Mathew, of North Carolina. Janet is the very loving grandmother of Jason Van Leeuwen of North Carolina and she was the mother of the late Jason M. Dowling. Janet is the sister of Richard O'Brien and his wife, Kathleen, of Foxboro, James O'Brien of Ohio, Leonard Crowley of Hanover and Ellen O'Brien of Boston. She is also the sister-in-law of Charles and Karen Dowling of Florida; Patricia and Michael Bradshaw of Illinois and the aunt of several.

Charlotte (Ridley) Roux    December 13, 2011

Charlotte (Ridley) Roux, 91 years old, a long time resident of Rehoboth, died on Tuesday evening, December 13, 2011 in Golden Living Center-Garden Place, Attleboro.  She was the wife of the late C. Alfred Roux.  She was born and educated in Taunton attended the Williams Business College.  She taught Folk Art in Rehoboth and Attleboro.  

Mrs. Roux was a soloist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church for 34 years, and had been soloist at various area churches, including Pilgrim Congregational Church, of which she was a member.  She had also been secretary to the late Dr. Theodore Thayer and Dr. H. Brooks Wood.  Charlotte retired from Wheaton College in Norton where she worked as Alumnea Records Secretary for 13 years. She was the daughter of the late Police Chief Lewis F. and Ruth (Leonard) Ridley.  She was also a member of the Musical Arts Society. She is survived by her sister Alice (Ridley) Waterman of Rehoboth.  Charlotte was the sister of the late Marian Ridley, Bertha Stafford, Earl, Kenneth, Rolan, Myron and  Leonard Ridley.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephew and their families.  

Stephen E. Carpenter    December 11, 2011

Stephen E. Carpenter, 73, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine M. (Knott) Carpenter for 48 years. Born in Seekonk, a son of the late Russell S. and Agnes C. (Peterson) Carpenter, he resided in Rehoboth since 1968. Mr. Carpenter was a graduate of the Franklin Technical Institute, Boston and served in the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He was a supervisor at the Seekonk Manufacturing Company for many years until retiring. One of his proudest accomplishments was building starting gates for Trotter Horse races. He was a former proprietor of Seekonk Sunoco, Rt. 152, Seekonk. Mr. Carpenter was the side-kick/ helper to his mentor, Edgar Nelson of Seekonk. He was on the Board of Directors of the Goff Gathering Association; member and coach of the Rehoboth Junior Baseball League; charter member of the Seekonk Lions; former volunteer member of the Seekonk Fire Department, and was an avid fan of the Seekonk Speedway. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Allison J. Boucher and her husband, Kevin; three grandchildren, Brittany-Lee, Noah and Kevin "K.J." Boucher; a brother, Miles E. Carpenter and his wife, Joan, all of Rehoboth and a brother-in-law, Adrian Knott and his wife, Christine, of West Greenwich. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the father of the late Stephen Eric Carpenter and the brother of the late Russell and Lowell Carpenter.

Myles Alper    December 10, 2011

Myles Alper, of Rehoboth, died Saturday, December 10th, 2011 in Maples Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Wrentham at age 88.  Born in Providence, RI, he has lived in Rehoboth since 1948. Myles attended Hope High School, Peekskill Military Academy, and graduated from Boston University before enlisting in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. After military service, he married Alma Hope Fain in 1948. They moved to Rehoboth where they built a house on their beloved Juniper Farms, and raised seven children. Myles was the former owner of Grace Knitting Co. and the Brass Corner, both of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He devoted much of his time to education, serving on the Rehoboth School Committee, the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School building committee, and was chairman of the Beckwith Middle School building committee. Keeping count of seven children is not easy, but Myles enjoyed being a part of each son and daughter’s life, whether it was a little league or school sporting event, a Boy Scout hike, a musical recital, or even an occasional meeting with the school principal. He enjoyed his family’s summer vacations in Casco Maine, playing tennis and golf, and spending time with his 10 grandchildren. However, the greatest love of his life was his wife of 64 years, Alma who survives him. Myles is survived by two daughters, Joyce Alper of Dedham, MA and Betsy Alper Powers of Harrisville; five sons, Clifford of Pawtucket, Bennett of Belmont, MA, Thomas of Bethel Park, PA, Warren of Harrisville, and Leland of Mills, MA; and 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brendon, Jeremy, Benjamin, Andrew, Kelly, Daniel, Molly, Lucas, and Isaiah.

Bruce A. Malaguti    December 8, 2011

Bruce A. Malaguti, a Taunton resident for the past fifteen years, died at the New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital on Dec. 8, 2011. He was 58. Born in Newport, RI, he was the son of Vincent and Hilda L. (Westgate) Malaguti of Dighton. Raised and educated in the Dighton and Rehoboth areas, Bruce was a 1972 graduate of Dighton - Rehoboth Regional High School. He later served in the US Navy during the Viet Nam War. A carpenter by trade, he was employed by Quality Siding & Home Improvement for the past ten years, until retiring a year ago due to illness.

Bruce enjoyed fishing and gambling. A sports fan, he enjoyed playing and coaching, and coached little league in Rehoboth for several years. Besides his parents, he leaves his former wife, Lori A. (McGee) Malaguti of Cranston, RI; three sons, Brian P. and David A. Malaguti, both of Rehoboth, and Erik V. Malaguti of Swansea; a daughter, Amy L. Malaguti of Taunton; a brother, Ronald V. Malaguti of Dighton; four sisters, Sharon H. Araujo of Dighton, Pamela J. Jefferson of N. Dighton, Debra A. Dennen of Sandwich, and Linda S. McCarron of Taunton; two grandchildren, Briana Malaguti and Erik V. Malaguti, Jr. and several niece and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Roy V. and Donald J. Malaguti.

George A. Diebling    November 19, 2011

George A. Diebling, of Willow Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence at age 65. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Sylvain) Charpentier Diebling. Born Feb. 10, 1946, in Rehoboth, he was a son of the late George M. and Irene (Gagnon) Diebling. George grew up in Rehoboth and lived most of his life in Attleboro. He resided in North Attleboro for eight years before moving to Plainville in 2007. He was a 1964 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. George worked as a machinist at Stern-Leach in Attleboro for more than 30 years and has worked part-time for Stop & Shop and Peapod for the past three years. His 1982 Corvette was his pride and joy, and George belonged to the Tri-Boro Corvette Club for the past two years. He enjoyed working outdoors and was an avid New England sports fan. He was also an accomplished bowler and was proud of his perfect games. He won numerous awards and trophies and bowled in the Sacred Heart Church league. George also loved spending time with his beloved family. In addition to his wife, survivors include his former wife, Pauline (Johnson) Diebling of Attleboro; two daughters, Lori-Ann Diebling of Taunton and Kimberly Diebling of Maryland; two stepchildren, Paul Charpentier of North Attleboro and Karen Bouffard of Plainville; six step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild and his mother-in-law, Ellen Wilson of North Attleboro.

John E. Entwistle    November 18, 2011

John E. Entwistle, 91, died in Golden Living Garden Place, Attleboro on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Herbert and Evelyn (Martin) Entwistle. He was educated in Pawtucket schools and served in the U.S. Navy, serving as a medic in World War II and the Korean War. John was employed by Englehardt in Plainville for years and retired as a security officer at ICI in Dighton. He was an accomplished trap shooter, receiving many awards, and he enjoyed fishing. John was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Rehoboth. He is the husband of Anne Marie (Santis) Entwistle of Rehoboth, and is the father of Melissa Ann Martin and her husband Timothy of Carey, N.C., and Timothy Entwistle and his wife, Margaret, of Assonet. He is the grandfather of five, and he is the brother of Alice Quinn of Lincoln, R.I., Eleanor Scofield of Cumberland and Herbert Entwistle of Lincoln, R.I., and the uncle of several.

Frank Perry Cardoza, Sr.    November 15, 2011

Frank Perry Cardoza, Sr., 76, of Pleasant Street, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Knox) Cardoza. Born in Rehoboth, he was a son of the late John F. and Mary A. (Albanaz) Cardoza. Mr. Cardoza was the owner and operator of Perry's TV in Swansea, MA. He leaves one daughter, Lisa Simmons, of Attleboro and one son, Frank Cardoza Jr., of Rehoboth. Contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, N.Y, 10605, would be deeply appreciated.

Frederick Morth    November 10, 2011

Frederick M. Morth, age 79, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts died at his home on November 10, 2011 after an illness. Mr. Morth, who was born in Rehoboth to Katherine and George Morth, leaves the four children of his beloved elder brother George of Northboro, Massachusetts, Karen, George, Jr., Peter and Susan; and the two children of his beloved sister Betty of Moline, Illinois, Mark and Scott. Mr. Morth, a U.S. Army veteran, served two tours of duty in Korea. His many interests included historic preservation and wildlife conservation.

Mae H. Bissell    November 10, 2011

Mae H. (Peterson) Bissell of Rehoboth died Thursday, November 10 at her home.  She was 95 years old.  Funeral services will be private.

Howard L. (Howie) Hayden    November 2, 2011

Howard L. (Howie) Hayden, 62, of Warren, RI, formerly of Dighton, MA, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. He is the husband of Sharon L. (Smith) Hayden, with whom he shared 40 years.

He was born in Taunton, son of the late Julian and Frances (Constantine) Hayden. A Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, he was also a member of the VFW and the Elks of Taunton. He owned and operated Hayden Construction and H&H Public Seating for 36 years. An avid Celtics fan, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, reading, and outdoor activities such as jogging, gardening, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his daughter, Kerri Hayden Mullen (husband, Sean) and grandchildren Olivia and Kaden of Easton, and his son Derrick Hayden (wife, Melanie) of Dighton; his siblings Kathryn Warish of Rehoboth, Julianne Jones (husband, Richard) of Las Vegas, NV, Paul Hayden (wife, Sandy) of Taunton, and Patricia Fleming (husband, William) of Daytona, FL; brothers- and sisters-in-law Carol Alves of Warwick, RI, Donna Nichols (husband, Sean) of Londonderry, NH, and David Smith (wife, Cindy) of Rehoboth; mother-in-law Pauline Smith of Rehoboth; and several nieces and nephews.

Joseph Mello, Jr.    November 5, 2011

Joseph M. Mello, Jr., Retired Capt. Rehoboth Fire Department, age 71 of Pleasant Street, died Saturday November 5, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Janet (Bilodeau) Mello. He was born in Providence a son of the late Joseph M. and Gloria (Santos) Mello. Mr. Mello was a Captain on the Rehoboth Fire Department and also served on the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee. He retired after thirty years of service. He was a past President of Rehoboth Station 3 Association. He was the owner and operator of Rehoboth Utility Gas and also worked for the former Washburn Wire Company. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Kimberly Rassol and her husband Jeffrey of Rehoboth and one granddaughter, Bailey Rassol. He was the brother of the late Natalie Burgess.

Eugene Gaudet, MD    November 4, 2011

Eugene Edward Gaudet, MD, Physician, Farmer, Sailor, 92, of Rehoboth passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Claire (Fortin) Gaudet. Born in Norton, MA, he was the son of the late Jerome Urban Gaudet and Mary Maillet Gaudet, formerly of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He spent his first 50 years in Pawtucket, RI and the remainder of his life on his farm in Rehoboth. As many of his generation, he worked several jobs through school graduating from Providence College in 1942, New York Medical College in 1946, and internship at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, RI. Following this he was commissioned a Lieutenant on active duty in the United States Navy and served as Medical Officer on Gearing Class Destroyers in the U.S. 6th fleet in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He was proud to be a "destroyer man" from 1947 to 1949. He had a very busy and successful private practice in Pawtucket as well as being a Public School Physician. He was active in the politics and societies of his chosen profession. His career exemplified the aspirations and ideologies most held on their first day of medical school. Through his knowledge, availability, and compassion he was the caricature of the respected and loved local physician. If not engrossed in his profession, he could be found either on his tractor or his boat. He was an active farmer in Rehoboth for many years and later in life sailed his own boat on Narragansett Bay and boated with friends and relatives on substantial vessels from Maine to Florida. Those qualities not only characterized himself but formed the nidus of his interface with all others, either individually or collectively. Though he was an uncommon man, in his humility and concern for the common man, he had a keen sense of the journey all creatures great and small take through life. This was exemplified not only in his profession but in his role as farmer and sailor. He loved and was a steward of the universe surrounding him both at home and at sea. He was truly a man for all others. Most importantly he was the consummate family man. He was the devoted husband to his wife Claire of 62 years and loved and admired as "Dad or Doc" by his seven children and known as "Pepere" by his 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The stature of this man is verified by his ability to have passed along his guiding principles to his children all of whom continue his service to others in various medical professions. He is predeceased by his brother Walter U. Gaudet, Albert J. Gaudet MD and his sisters, Eleanor Lucey, Frances Galvin, and Grace Robinson. Survivors include his beloved sisters Mary McCaughey of Pawtucket, RI and Dorothy Godin of Fort Collins, CO. He is also survived by his children, Eugene E. Gaudet Jr. M.D. and his wife Veronique Gaudet M.D. of Millau, France; Suzanne McBride and her husband Timothy M. McBride of Teaneck, New Jersey; Charles J. Gaudet M.D. and his wife Catherine Whelan of Portsmouth, NH; Philip R. Gaudet DVM and his wife Katherine Roberts Gaudet of Mattapoisett, MA; Peter M. Gaudet and his wife Cynthia Patch Gaudet of Taunton, MA; Michelle Fisher and her husband Edward L. Fisher of Tiverton, RI; Roberta Burke and her husband Arthur D. Burke M.D. of South Dartmouth.

Janet Case    November 2, 2011

Janet C. (Bliss) Case, 81, a lifelong resident of Rehoboth, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Waterview Villa, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of Edward E. Case for more than 60 years. She is survived by her loving husband, a sister, Barbara Bliss Coleman of Tucson, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Mrs. Case was predeceased by her parents Richard P. and Gladys M. (Bishop) Bliss, both of Rehoboth, her sister, Nancy Bliss and brothers: Leonard Bliss and Walter Bliss, CDR, U.S. Navy, retired.

A loving, thoughtful and generous woman, Janet's roots go deep in Massachusetts: she had five direct descendants on the Mayflower and at the first Thanksgiving celebration. She was related to President John Adams. Her family occupied the Bliss Homestead in Rehoboth from 1743 to 1970. She was a 1948 graduate of Dighton High School.

Janet was employed as a bookkeeper, rising to the position of payroll supervisor at Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 35 years until her retirement in 1993. She was a lifelong member of the Sigma Pi Gamma Sorority and of the Rehoboth Congregational Church, Rehoboth.

David G. Borden    October 30, 2011

David G. Borden, loving husband of Rosemary F. (Clifford) Borden died at Charlton Memorial Hospital at the age of 58. Born in Fall River, David is the son of Malcolm Borden and the late Geraldine (Martin) Borden, and his step mother Margaret Borden. David was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School class of 1971 and SMU Dartmouth in 1975 with his batcher’s degree in Accounting and his master’s degree in Business Administration in 1985. David was the Co-owner of his family Business Bristol Tape Corporation in Fall River. He was a member of the Dighton Lyons Club, Dighton Youth Soccer, Basketball and Baseball. David enjoyed camping in Cape Cod and especially Myrtle Beach. David was the father of Christopher J. Borden and his wife Kay Bassen of Bellingham, Twin daughters Caryn Borden of Fall River and Cheryl Borden of Burlington, NC. Brother of Beverly Borden of MA, Bruce Borden and his wife Lynne of Warren, RI, a step brother James Borden of Fall River.

Wilfred “Pete” Michaud    October 27, 2011

Wildred “Pete” Michaud, age 78 of South Attleboro, MA and formerly of Rehoboth passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. He leaves his loving wife of 44 years, Beverly (Goodwin) Michaud. He was born in Turners Falls, MA a son of the late Wilfred P. and Gertrude (Porlier) Michaud. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Jacques Grammar School in Taunton and a 1951 graduate of Coyle High School also in Taunton. He was an engineer for Amtrak for 38 years, retiring in 1995. He served as local Chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for 12 years. Pete served on the Rehoboth Council on Aging Board of Directors, the Rehoboth Friends of the Elderly Board of Directors and the Rehoboth Senior Center Building Committee. He was a member of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and also served as Chairman of the Events Committee for 8 years. He was also a member of the Rehoboth American Legion Post 302 and served as its Chaplain for 5 years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Paula Michaud Fillion of East Providence, two grandsons, Andrew DeCastro of Manhattan, NY and Douglas DeCastro of Boston and one sister, Pauline Eck of Raynham.

Contributions to The Community VNA, Private Care, 141 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or Attleboro Animal Shelter, 27 Pond St., Attleboro, MA 02703 would be appreciated.

Jeanie D. Riendeau    October 23, 2011

Miss Jeanie D. Riendeau, of Taunton, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 23 at her residence. She was born 86 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late Henry V. and Margaret (Ramsay) Riendeau. She was educated in Taunton, having graduated from Taunton High School in 1943, and had been a lifelong city resident. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as an operator for the former New England Telephone and for A.T. & T. for 46 years, where she was noted for her unblemished attendance record. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Parish and the former Immaculate Conception Church in Taunton.

She leaves: 1 sister: J. Shirley Caron and her husband, Carlton A. of Taunton; a sister-in-law: Loretta B. Riendeau of Taunton, and her nieces and nephews: Carlton H. Caron and his wife, Joann of Taunton, Lori Caron Silveira of Rehoboth, Sheri Stevens and her husband, Craig of E. Taunton, and Rick Riendeau and his wife, Karen of Taunton, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Jeanie was also the sister of the late Henry T. Riendeau of Taunton.

Carlton Edwin Gobin    October 18, 2011

Carlton Edwin Gobin, 76, of Walnut Street, Rehoboth, an Attleboro native, died on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Attleboro following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Beverly F. (Fairhurst) Gobin to whom he was married on Sept. 6, 1958. Born in Attleboro on Aug. 28, 1935, he was one of three sons born to the late Joseph A. Gobin, Sr. and Alberta W. (Spriggs) Gobin. He was raised and educated in Attleboro where he resided until moving to Rehoboth 50 years ago. Mr. Gobin was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended the Faith Alliance Church, Attleboro. Along with his two brothers, he owned and operated the former Gobin Motors Inc. on Oakhill Avenue in Attleboro for 57 years. An ardent horse caretaker, Mr. Gobin was devoted and dedicated to their welfare and was often seen riding horses in local parades and special events. His love for horses extended to ponies and he enjoyed using his pony carts to entertain family, friends and neighbors. He was a quiet man and his family will remember his exemplary work ethic and his genuine love and devotion for his wife, children and, in later years, his grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 53 years, he leaves two children, Kevin S. Gobin and his wife, Rachel F. (Levine) Gobin of Taunton and Donna F. Kelly and her husband, Michael P. Kelly, of Swansea; four grandchildren: John and William Kelly of Swansea and Lee and Jack Gobin of Taunton and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Richard E. Gobin who died on Feb. 17, 2006, and Joseph A. "Art" Gobin Jr. who died on March 19, 2003.

Mary J. DeMattos    October 11, 2011

Mary J. (Joaquin) DeMattos, age 98 of Sanford, Florida and formerly of Rehoboth died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Lake Mary Rehabilitation Center, Lake Mary, Florida. She was the wife of the late Manuel W. DeMattos. She was born in East Providence a daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Zora) Joaquin. Mrs. DeMattos was the co-owner & operator with her husband of the former DeMattos Market on Winthrop Street. She was the first President of the Womens Guild at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a past President of the Holy Ghost Womens Auxillary and a past Vice-President of the P.A. Civic League. She was a member of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens. She leaves one son, Richard M. DeMattos of Florida; one sister, Emily Pacheco of Rehoboth; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Elaine M. Peck and Carolyn A. Leiter and sister of the late Anna Silva, Claire Thornley, Louise Faria, Rose Klek, Arlene Simmons, Manuel, Joseph, Anthony and John Joaquin.

Helen L. Richmond    October 10, 2011

Helen L. Richmond, of Rehoboth, widow of Robert S. Richmond, died on Monday, October 10, 2011.  Born in Swansea, she was the daughter of the late Myron O. and Josephine (Goff) Reed.  Mrs. Richmond leaves were children Timothy K., James R., and Laurie-Ann Helen Richmond.  Also granddaughters Alexa, Jaime and Amber; sisters Gladys Rice, Beulah Lopes and Nancy Thatcher.

Kathleen Marie Spellman    October 8, 2011

Kathleen Marie Spellman, age 62 of Dighton, MA, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Gertrude M. (Motta) Amaral of Seekonk, MA. Kathy graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and later attended the Katherine Gibbs School. Following her graduation, Kathy worked for the American Cancer Society on the East Side of Providence. After her three children were born, Kathy began what she described as her favorite and most important job of all, being a Mom. Kathy would later create her own gourmet candy, jelly and baked goods business which thrived for many years. Kathy was the centerpiece of her family, who possessed an infectious laugh and smile. She was a loving companion to Dick Toas, with whom she shared her love of life. She was a loving mother and "Nana" who was adored by her children and their families. Her presence always added joy to any event, she will be dearly missed. Her survivors include her long time companion, Richard Toas of Dighton; her son Lawrence J. Spellman III, his wife Kerri, and their children Drew and Abigail, of New Hampshire; her daughter Jennifer McLarnon, her husband Gerald, and their children Gerald III and Jackson, of Norwell, MA; her daughter Heather Spellman, Shawn Slowey and their son Grady, of Dighton; and her brother, David Amaral of Vermont, formerly of Seekonk, MA. Donations may be made to The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice and Palliative Care, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601 and to The Barrington Carmelite Monastery, 25 Watson Ave., Barrington, RI, 02806.

Elsie Burchard    September 25, 2011

Elsie (Enos) Burchard, age 77 of Wheeler St., died Sunday morning, September 25, 2011 at the Grace Barker Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late John A. "Jack" Burchard. Born Feb. 27, 1934, in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Paiva) Enos. Elsie was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Department Station 3. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Alfred Medeiros, Jr. of Rehoboth; and her grandchildren, Shane and Mackenzie Medeiros. She was the sister of the late Anthony and John Enos.

Barbara Olive Keith    September 15, 2011

Barbara Olive Keith, age 89, was born on December 14, 1921 and died on September 15, 2011.  She was the youngest of nine children of Frederick and Luella (Chace) Smith, who were strawberry farmers in Rehoboth.  She was preceded in death by first husband Sidney E. Wilde and eldest son James E. Wilde (died June 4, 2000), also preceded by second husband Justin (Jut) Keith of Attleboro.  She is survived by: Karen L. Wilde, Guerneville, CA; Sidney R. Wilde, wife Hali, Alton Bay, N.H.; Robin E .Wilde, husband Douglas Scher, Boca Raton, Fla.; Scott H. Wilde, wife Bonnie, Mount Dora, FL.; Wendy Wilde Ricci, husband William, Oxford, FL, along with eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She had three stepchildren, Justin, Elizabeth, and Michael. Barbara and Jut enjoyed many happy years as owners of Frontier Village Horse Ranch in Davie, FL. Later in life, she and Jut camped and boated throughout the country and beyond. Blessed with a wonderful flare for decorating and cooking, Barbara, along with her collection of stuffed bears and knickknacks, could make any place or person comfortable. Throughout her long life her love of socializing, flowers, golf and shopping with her daughters and niece Sylvia Williams of Rehoboth, allowed her to live life to its fullest. She was loved by many and will be missed. The family is very thankful to Scott and Bonnie for improving the quality and comfort of the last years of her life.

Donald F. Smith, Sr.    September 10, 2011

Donald F. Smith Sr., 81, of Tremont Street, Rehoboth, passed September 10, 2011 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion E. (Nelson) Smith who passed in 2005. They were married for fifty four years at the time of her passing. Born in Rehoboth on September 9, 1930, he was a son of the late Richard R. Smith Sr. and Margaret A. (Donahue) Smith. Donald and Marion were co-founders of Custom Linocraft Inc. of Attleboro along with their partners Melvin and Marilyn Angus. Don was for many years a member of the Rehoboth Call Fire Department, and the Family Motorcoach Association. He was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Masons for over 60 years. Don enjoyed trips to Florida, playing golf, and most of all, time spent with his family Donald is survived by his children; Donald F. Smith Jr. of Rehoboth, a daughter; Joanne Hebert of Attleboro, four grandchildren; Angela Dumont, Nathaniel Smith, Sarah Carter, and Joseph Otis, three great-grandchildren; Jaiden Dumont, Noiram Parziali, and Colton Smith, and a sister; Sally Poirier of North Attleboro. Also survived by his dear friend Beth Shumway of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He was the brother of the late Richard R. Smith, Jr, Frank C. Smith, Edwin R. Smith, Muriel L. Berger, and Dorothy E. Brask. Those wishing to remember Donald in a special way, contributions in his memory may be made to: Hospice of CVNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

Henry M. Cosimini, Sr.    September 9, 2011

Henry M. Cosimini, Sr., age 90 of Rehoboth, MA, died Friday, September 9, 2011.  He was the husband of the late Livia (Lucchesi) Cosimini. Mr. Cosimini was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Baldo and Daria (Riccardi) Cosimini. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII.  Mr. Cosimini was an editorial cartoonist for the Providence Journal for many years. After his retirement from the Journal, he owned the Colonial Art Gallery in Seekonk and Dennis, MA.   Mr. Cosimini is survived by his children, Henry M. Cosimini, Jr. and his wife Meredith of Rehoboth;  Jeffrey L. Cosimini of Seekonk;  and Jonathan E. Cosimini of Hyannis.  He also leaves his sister Susan C. Cosimini of Pawtucket, two grandchildren, Joanna Braga and Eric Cosimini, and three great-grandchildren: Penny Braga, Phoebe Braga and Brayden Cosimini.

Robert Noons    September 1, 2011

Robert Joseph Noons,  age 73, owner of Noons Farm, Mason Street, died Thursday morning, Sept. 1, 2011 in the same house in which he was born surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Beaulieu) Noons. Born June 2, 1938 he was a son of the late Alfred and Mary (Baldino) Noons. In addition to his wife of 50 years, he leaves his 5 children and their spouses, Robert D. and Nancy Noons, Daniel A. and Lori Noons, Steven A. and Tammy Noons, Sheri and Thomas Houde, and Alfred P. and Kristen Noons; and his grandchildren, Ashley, Danny, Nicole, Tim, Brittney, Lauren, Megan, Bethany, Cristina, Rachael, Catie, Madison and Dallas. Mr. Noons was also the brother of Louise Fortin, Grace Chaves, Helen DelSignore, John Noons and Richard Noons.  Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Helping Hands Food Pantry, 127 Martin St., Rehoboth, MA 02769.

James E. Carr, Jr.    August 31, 2011

James E. Carr, Jr., formerly of Rehoboth, MA, died peacefully at the age of 65 on August 31 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He was the beloved husband of Judith R. (Andreozzi) Carr.  Born in Attleboro, MA, a son of the late James E. and Louise (Wallace) Carr, he lived in Rehoboth for 26 years and Kearsarge for the past five years.  Mr. Carr was an operations manager at the Verizon Company for 28 years before retiring in 1995.  He later was an independent consultant for Verizon for several years.  He was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War.  James will be remembered for his artistic talents and creative cooking.  He always maintained his sense of humor during his battle with cancer.  Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter Kellie A. Carr and her husband Sylvain Loize of Barrington; two sons: Jason A. Carr and his wife Melissa M. Carr of Glen, New Hampshire; and Shaun P. Carr and his wife Erin Carr of Bartlett, New Hampshire.  He also leaves a sister Judith L. Vincent of Barrington and five grandchildren.  Contributions in James’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886.

Virginia A. Tatarian    August 31, 2011

Virginia A. Tatarian, 82, of Rehoboth, formerly of Attleboro, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on August 31, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Tatarian who passed in 2010. Born March 3, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Richard Hearn and Amy Whitehead. She was educated in the Attleboro public schools. In addition to being a busy homemaker, she was involved in many sororities and was an active volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She also was a model for Edmunds French Flair for many years.

Virginia is survived by her three daughters: Karen L. Tatarian of Attleboro; Gayle A. Gallup of Chatham and Sherri L. Savoy of Rehoboth with whom she resided; her son, Charles T. Tatarian of Florida and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In her memory, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to: Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or online at www.PHAssociation.org.

Shahen Kanarian    August 28, 2011

Shahen Kanarian, age 89, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Life Care Center in Attleboro. He was the husband of Sara (Hagopian) Kanarian to whom he was married 64 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Stepan and Heropsime (Halagian) Kanarian. He had lived in Rehoboth since 1956. Mr. Kanarian worked for the Farber Co. for 50 years. He graduated from Pawtucket High School, class of 1939, and was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater and Southwest Pacific on the USS Stockton 646 and the USS Cross 448. He was awarded 3 Bronze stars. He was a member of the VFW Post 02045, American Legion Post 302, Charter member of the U.S. Navy Memorial and National World War II Memorial, the Tin Can Sailors, and a 50 year member of the Jenks Masonic Lodge. He served as President of the Rehoboth PTA Council and was a 10 year member of the Rehoboth Planning Board, serving as Chairman for 2 years. He was also a delegate to the Southeastern Regional Planning Economics Development District and on the committee for the 325th anniversary for the town of Rehoboth. Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Linda Berberian and her husband Archie, Janice Noble and her husband Russell, and Jean Kanarian Hagen and her husband Nathan; six grandchildren, A.J. and his wife Toni, Alex and his wife Sheri, Jeffrey, Benjamin, Shahen and Nazeli; three great grandsons, Tyler, Kyle and Anthony. He was predeceased by two sisters; Gertrude Kaloustian and Irene Aharonian and two brothers; Paul and Charles Vasken Kanarian. 

George H. Thompson    August 25, 2011

George H. Thompson, 70, of Plainville, formerly of Mansfield, a retired Mansfield Firefighter, passed away surrounded by his loving family at home, on Thursday August 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Smith) Thompson, to whom he was wed on March 13, 1976. Born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1941, he was a son of the late Herbert and Minnie (Gillenger) Thompson. George spent his early childhood living in Pennsylvania. At the age of 10, his family moved to Rehoboth. He was educated in Rehoboth and East Providence schools and was a graduate of East Providence High School. During the Vietnam Era, George proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged after 6 years of loyal service. Mr. Thompson began his firefighting career as a call firefighter for the Town of Mansfield in the 1960’s. He attended Massasoit Community College for fire science and on April 9, 1967 was promoted to the rank of permanent firefighter. He retired on April 9, 2003 after 36 years of unselfishly serving the townspeople of Mansfield . He was a charter member of the Mansfield Local 1820 Professional Firefighters Union. In addition to being a former firefighter, George had also worked part time at the former Hathaway and Patterson Lumber Co. in Mansfield and most recently had worked for Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro. A Plainville resident for the past 6 years, he had formerly made his home in Mansfield for 40 years and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge # 2633 in Mansfield. George enjoyed spending time with his adoring family. His other interests included trains, taking trips to Scranton, Pennsylvania to visit steam engine train museums , attending his sons basketball and boat racing events, and when younger was an avid fisherman. In addition to his beloved wife of 35 years, he is survived by his devoted children: Lynn E. Allen and her husband Jake of Mansfield, Hull Firefighter Brian K. Thompson of Hingham, Jeffrey A. Thompson and his wife Tammy of North Attleboro, Jason S. Thompson of Mansfield, Louis “Butch” Poulin of Florida, Dean S. O’Connor and his wife Andrea of Rehoboth and Shannon M. Pacheco and her spouse Betsy of Brockton. The dear brother of Audrey Bennett and her husband Roger of Rehoboth and James Thompson and his wife Pat of Taunton, he is also survived by his cherished 8 grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. George’s family has requested that donations in his memory be made to Dana Farber Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Lillian R. Welshman    August 23, 2011

Lillian R. Welshman, age 90, formerly of Seekonk and Rehoboth, passed gently into the arms of God on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of Donald L. Welshman.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alice (McNanley) and Sumner C. Scott. She was adopted in infancy by Lydia J. and Horrace S. Ferrent of Swansea, MA.  She was the devoted mother and best friend of Donna Jeanne Bass of East Providence, Donald S. Welshman of Rehoboth and David J. Welshman of Providence. She was the loving sister of Evelyn Anderson of Coventry and H. Austin Scott of Cumberland and Florida.  She was a dear mother-in-law to Donna M. Welshman and Lawrence Bass. She was also the beloved grandmother of nine with two step grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kenahan and several nieces and nephews and her beloved cat and companion, Honey.  She had been formerly employed as a Medical Secretary for Drs. Stephens & Stephens at RI Hospitals.  She worked in Seekonk and Rehoboth COA's serving in outreach and as a dispatcher before retiring due to health problems in 1992.  She was a past president of the VFW Auxiliary of Barrington as well as Post District president and served as Chief of Staff at the state level.  She was a member of the Seekonk Tanants Association.  In addition to raising her family, one of her greatest joys was fostering babies from Childrens' Friend. She was an avid reader, loved butterflies, wildlife, plants and all animals.  A special thanks to Anne Marie, all the nurses and CNA's, as well as all the staff at Evergreen House who cared for her with love and kindness, and the dedicated staff of Home & Hospice of RI, for their comfort and compassion.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Marvin Fund at the RISPCA, 186 Amaral St., East Providence, RI  02915.

Alice J. Silva    August 19, 2011

Alice J. Silva of 98 of School Street died Friday August 19, 2011 at the Marian Manor, Taunton. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Silva. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Manuel and Antoinette (Curvelo) Silva. Mrs. Silva was a admitting clerk at St. Joseph's Hospital for thirteen years before retiring. She leaves two sons, Peter Silva and Paul Silva and his wife Valerie Haggerty-Silva both of Rehoboth and two grandchildren, Emily and Shane Silva. She was the sister of the late Helen O'Brien, Margaret Foster, Anna Curvelo, Mary Cory, Larry and Fred Mello.

Robert A. Curry    August 14, 2011

Robert A. Curry, age 72, passed away in Sturdy Memorial Hospital following a period of failing health. Robert is survived by his wife Cynthia (Walton) Curry of Rehoboth. He was born in Taunton to his late parents Charles E. & Helen (Mumford) Curry. Robert has lived in Rehoboth since 1982. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Robert was employed as the health agent for both the town of Norton and also Rehoboth. He was a member of the American Legion, Rehoboth Post#302, Conservation Commission in Rehoboth and he enjoyed aviation, camping and traveling. Besides his wife Robert leaves his children; John Curry & Joan Brunidge of Fulton, KY., David & Lisa Curry of Athens, AL., Ann Mansfield & Manny Arraiol of Taunton, Ma., Mary & Robert Walker of West Wareham, Ma., Janet & Roger Casey of Taunton, Charles & Lisa Curry of Taunton and also his step children; Steven & Ketti Mello of Romeoville, IL. and Michael & Karen Mello of Dighton. Robert also leaves his seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Robert is survived by his sister Suzanne Lynn Burton & husband David of Coventry, RI. and his late brother Charles Richard Curry. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 452250-0301

Raymond E. Tammany, Jr.    August 2, 2011

Raymond Ernest Tammany Jr., 72, of Summer Street, Rehoboth, formerly of Owen Avenue, Pawtucket, died on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at his residence surrounded by the love and dedicated care of his family. Born in Pawtucket on July 31, 1939, he was a son of the late Raymond E. Tammany Sr. and Marion P. (McGill) Tammany. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket, where he attended Tolman High School. He resided in the same home on Owen Avenue for 65 years prior to moving to Rehoboth in March. Mr. Tammany was employed in the textile industry from 1957-1961 and worked as a steelworker for Washburn Wire in the Rumford section of East Providence from 1962-1983. In 1983, Mr. Tammany started working for the Town of Lincoln, R.I., as a maintenance engineer for the Lincoln Housing Authority from which he retired in 1991. A proud union member, Mr. Tammany was a member of the Textile Workers of America, the Steelworkers Union of America and the Laborer's International Union. Described as "an awesome" carpenter, he enjoyed designing and building things with originality and passion. The consummate entertainer, he was affectionately known as the "Master Entertainer" and family and friends were always welcome to the "Skipper's Quarters" in his home that became a place for creating countless memories and the location for numerous family events. His home was his "heaven." He leaves two children: Randy Tammany and his wife, Ginnie (Arena) Tammany, of North Attleboro, and Coleen M. Childs and her husband, Ted Childs, of Rehoboth; eight grandchildren: Nicholas Tammany of Lenox, California; Alicia Araujo and her husband, John Araujo, of Quincy; Brandi Snell and her husband, Brian Snell, of Haverhill; Eric Childs and his wife, Tiffany Childs, of Pawtucket; Joshua Childs of Attleboro and Shana, Jenai and Tiani Childs, all of Rehoboth; a great-granddaughter: Milena L. Araujo of Quincy, and several extended family members, including Lisa C. Garrahan and Corey J. Cole and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Harry Coffman Jr. Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice Inc., 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720, or to the Colin Myers Memorial Fund, The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903.

Helena (Sojka) Hall    August 1, 2011

Helena (Sojka) Hall, of Brewster, MA, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on August 1, 2011, following a 2 1/2-year battle with cancer. Helena was born in Dombrowa, Poland, on September 27, 1943, to John and Francis Sojka. In 1950, she immigrated with her family to the United States and settled in Rehoboth, MA. She attended Attleboro High School and then later graduated from the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. On July 16, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Helena married Alan Hall of Fall River MA, and lived in Turnersville, N.J., Cazenovia, N.Y., and Media, Pa., before coming to reside in Brewster, MA in 2000. Helena was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She kept a lovely home and was a gifted hostess and caregiver. Writing notes and giving thoughtful gifts were among the special ways she showed her love for others. Artistic by nature, Helena enjoyed many creative activities throughout her life. As a young girl, she learned to cook, sew and made her own clothes. Later she enjoyed painting, drawing, and needlework. Most recently, she spent time lovingly tending her garden and writing about her childhood memories of Poland and coming to America. Helena also loved God's creation, especially the ocean, and enjoyed beach combing shores near and far. Active in her community, Helena was involved with many Cape organizations including: The Polish Society of Cape Cod and the Islands (former president), Christian Women's Club of Cape Cod (former president), Nauset Garden Club, Eastham Hiking Club and the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary. Helena worshiped at the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster. Helena was a faithful Christian until her last moments when her faith became complete. She often quoted Joshua 1:9 during her struggle with cancer: "... Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you where ever you go." Today her family celebrates Helena's joy in the Presence of the Lord she so faithfully served. Helena is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alan Hall of Brewster, MA; a daughter Lisa and her husband Christopher Westrate of Amesbury, MA; a daughter Lindsay and her husband Matt McGowen of West Chester, PA, as well as her two grandchildren, Anna and Jacob Westrate. She is also survived by her father, John Sojka, of Rehoboth, MA and brothers John Sojka, Jr., of Taunton, MA and A. Frank Sojka of Attleboro, MA. Helena also leaves behind her cousin, Lidia Maruszewka Dow of Del Rio, TX, who was like a daughter to her. Donations in Helena's memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Boston, MA, or the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center in Hyannis, MA.

Avis Kinder    July 30, 2011

Avis Kinder, age 85 of Rehoboth, passed away on June 30 in Bradenton, Florida. 

Marilyn A. Turner    July 26, 2011

Marilyn A. (Dudley) Turner, 72 years old died, suddenly at home, July 26, 2011. Born in Taunton, daughter of the late Clarence and Edith (Josselin) Dudley, Marilyn was educated in Taunton Schools and attended the Bristol-Plymouth School of Nursing. She is the widow of William Turner, Sr. A former resident of North Dighton she has been a resident of Rehoboth for the past 6 years. Marilyn worked as a Certified Nurse's Aid at Wedgemere Nursing Home in Taunton for many years. She was also Miss Taunton in 1957. She loved animals, birds and flowers. She is the mother of Robin Turner of Dighton, William Turner, Jr. and his wife Lorei of Dighton, Tricia Ferreira and her husband John of Rehoboth, Lincoln Turner and his wife Tracy of Dighton, Mitchell Turner of Rehoboth and the late Matthew Turner. Marilyn is the grandmother of Matthew, Luke and Zachary DiSalvo of Dighton, Benjamin and Lindsey Turner of Dighton, John Ferreira, Jr and Jennell Ferreira of Rehoboth and Tirsta Kingsley of Taunton. Donations in her memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to R.I. S.P.C.A., 186 Amaral Street, Riverside,RI 02915 or Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

Leah Rose Fernandes    July 26, 2011   

Leah Rose Fernandes, age 5 of Attleboro, passed away surrounded by her loving family, in the comfort of her home, on Tuesday July 26, 2011. Born in Attleboro on Feb. 6, 2006, she was the beloved and cherished daughter of A. Peter, Jr. and Rhiannon G. (Kirby) Fernandes. Leah had attended the King's Wood Montessori School in Foxboro and was preparing to enter kindergarten in Attleboro. Leah was a very active child and simply loved being a little girl. Her favorite colors were pink and aqua, and she enjoyed partaking in arts and crafts. She loved playing sports, swimming being her favorite. Leah enjoyed riding her bike and camping trips taken with her family. Playing with her best friends Kat, Kara and Bryleigh was always a fun part of her daily activities. Leah was a beautiful little girl who always lived life to its fullest and could brighten up a room with her grace and presence. She will always be lovingly remembered for the special place she held in her heart for "piggies." In addition to her beloved and cherished parents, she is survived by her adoring brother, Lukas K. Fernandes; her loving grandparents, Agostinho Sr. and Patricia Fernandes of Norton and Terry and Doreen Kirby of Norton, her great-grandmother, Esther Knowles of Norton; her uncle, Michael Fernandes and his wife Melissa of Norton; her aunts, Caroline Kirby of Brockton and Meredith Kirby of Norton and her cousins, Mikey Fernandes and Callie Fernandes of Norton. Those wishing, may remember Leah with a donation in her memory made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

Raymond F. Brierly    July 25, 2011

Raymond F. Brierly, age 69, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2011. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Raymond and Verna (Cook) Brierly. Raymond was a member of UA Local # 51 (Plumbers & Pipefitters) for over 40 years and was the proprietor of R.F. Brierly Mechanical Contractor Co., for 20 years and was the current owner & operator of Canoe Passage Outfitters. Through his love for nature, he was a member of the Taunton River and Palmer River Watershed Alliances and the Rehoboth Conservation Commission. As a member of Pawtucket Troop 1, he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Bristol Elks Lodge # 1860. Besides his passion for canoeing he also loved basketball. While a student, he was a member of the URI Basketball Team, and over the years had coached numerous basketball teams throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is survived by seven children; Jennifer Hennigan, Stephen, Christopher, Stacey, Raymond, William, Mary Brierly; seven grandchildren; a sister, Verna Derderian, and two brothers, Robert and Jack Brierly.  Gifts in his memory to Save the Taunton, P.O. Box 1116, Taunton, MA 02780.

James Edward Caito    July 23, 2011

James Edward Caito, age 55, of First Street died Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was born in Providence a son of the late John and Dolores (Callahan) Caito. He was the President of Desmark Industries. He leaves one sister, Debra A. Sroczynski of Mattapoisett; three brothers, Michael J., Daniel T., and John Caito III all of Rehoboth and several nieces & nephews.

Phyllis A. Kosinski   July 22, 2011

Phyllis A. Kosinski, age 82 of Rehoboth died on July 22, 2011. She was the wife of the late Gilbert Lee and Walter Kosinski and mother of Donald "Chuck" Lee of Smithfield, Deborah Menard of Seekonk, Wayne Lee of E. Douglas, and Candace Poliquin of E. Wakefield, NH. Phyllis is survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Donations may be made to: The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Ann G. (Korman) Fine    July 22, 2011

Ann Fine, age 80, a 57 year resident of Rehoboth, died Friday, July 22, 2011. She was the wife of the late Harold Fine. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Tillie (Jacobs) Korman. She is survived by her children Steven, Bayla, David, and Paul Fine; her granddaughters Elizabeth, Shayna, and Destany; and her siblings Melvin Korman, Rosalie Bloom, and Lois Fine Sargeant. She was the sister of the late Nathaniel Korman, Leah Kaplan, and Arnold Korman.  Donations may be made in her memory to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

Steven Stewart Douglass (reported 7-22)   July 7, 2011

Steven Stewart Douglass, 50, of Hyannis, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack July 7, 2011, at Cape Cod Hospital. Mr. Douglass, known simply as Steve to friends and family, was born Oct. 4, 1960, the son of Henry Douglass and Cora (Pharmakis) Douglass of Eastham. He grew up in Rehoboth, and attended Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and Bristol County Agricultural School. As an adult he lived and worked for many years in southeastern Massachusetts, living in Attleboro and Taunton before moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Known for his quick wit and booming laugh, he was an avid musician, gifted guitarist and nature lover. He taught guitar and occasionally played in local bands. In his youth he was an avid fisherman and studied advanced karate. In addition to his parents, Mr. Douglass is survived by a sister, Diana (Douglass) Creed, nephew John Creed of Thompson, CT, niece Jenna Creed of Ellington, CT, and friends and extended family members.  Donations in his name may be made to Baybridge Clubhouse, 278 Main St., Hyannis, MA.

Thomas Marshalewski  July 12, 2011

Thomas P. Marshalewski, age 70, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, a son of the late Sylvester and Frances (Rybinski) Marshalewski he resided in Seekonk for thirty years before moving to Rehoboth six years ago. Tom was employed at Beacon Sales Company, Cranston, RI, for many years until retiring in 2010. An automobile enthusiast, he enjoyed car shows and was a member of the Corvette Club of RI.  He leaves four children, Jill Dominque and Thomas Marshalewski, Jr. both of Nevada, Christina Kimmell of Rehoboth and Robert Marshalewski of Seekonk; two brothers, Daniel and Stephen Marshalewski both in Delaware; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Francis Marszelewski and Rueben and Marie Marshalewski.

Joseph Mark Regan    July 7, 2011

Joseph Mark Regan, 85, of Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, North Attleboro with his deeply beloved wife Dorothy (Mariani) Regan by his side. It was the morning of their 60th wedding anniversary.  Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30, 1926, he was a son of the late John H. Sr. and Catherine (Elwood) Regan. Joseph was educated in Providence schools.  Joseph was employed by Craft, Inc. of South Attleboro for over 30 years. He was a high spirited and deeply religious man who enjoyed time at home with his family. He especially loved playing poker and lawn darts with his sons during family gatherings. He loved to spend summers at the beach. Often he and Dorothy would travel to Hampton Beach, Cape Cod, Maine, and Atlantic City. In addition to his wife Dorothy, Joseph is survived by eight children: Dorothy Goff and her husband James of Pawtucket; Jane Catherine Shaw and her husband Michael of Harmony, Rhode Island; Hope Mary Regan of Cumberland; Mary Beth Whittaker and her husband Brian of South Attleboro; Joseph M. Regan, Jr. and his wife Robin of Smithfield; Kevin Francis Regan of Hudson, New York; Colleen Therese Regan of North Providence, and Brian Regan and his wife Linda of Rehoboth; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Goff; Angela Regan; Crystal Regan; Joseph M. Regan III; Wayne Whittaker; Zachary Regan and Tyler Regan; two great grandchildren: Hannah Regan and Sebastian Regan; two sisters: Betty Masse of South Attleboro, Mary Pierce of Coventry and a twin brother: John H. Regan, Jr. of Johnston. He was the brother of the late Marjorie Regan, Katherine Schofield and Timothy Regan.

Those wishing to remember Joseph in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Madonna Manor Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

Donald W. Troppoli    June 30, 2011

Donald W. Troppoli, age 70, of Rehoboth, died on June 30, 2011. Husband of Christine K. Frith-Troppoli. Born in Providence on October 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Dr. Daniel V. and Mrs. Catharen B. (Webster) Troppoli. He resided in Rehoboth for 30 years and was a former resident of Barrington. Mr. Troppoli also served in the United States Army. He was employed as a purchasing manager for GTECH for the past 17 years. Previously, Mr. Troppoli was employed by Laserfare and Imperial Knife. In addition to his wife, he leaves three children: Donald M. Troppoli of Portsmouth; Steven M. Troppoli of Carlisle, MA and Siobhan J. Reynolds of Newport; four grandchildren: Isabella Rose Troppoli and Ava Esmond Troppoli both of Portsmouth and Josephine Elizabeth Troppoli and Isaac Meader Troppoli both of Carlisle, MA and a sister: Jane W. Lomas of Coventry.

Dennis W. Donnelly    June 30, 2011

Dennis W. Donnelly, 62, of Rehoboth, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Malcolm) Donnelly. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of Trudy (Luerken) Donnelly of Attleboro and the late Everett Donnelly, who passed in 1989. A graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1967, Dennis received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (formerly SMU) in 1971. During high school and college, he worked for Walsh Construction in Attleboro. Immediately after graduating, he started his own business, Donnelly Concrete, by investing in a brand new truck, the first of many. Specializing in excavating, foundations and finish work, he operated a successful independent contracting business for 40 years, earning a reputation for being reliable, professional and attentive to his customers. He met his wife Joan when she hired him to work on her house. They soon struck up a courtship and were married in 1981. Devoted to his family, home was the center of his life, and he could always be relied upon to help when others needed him. He was well-informed on news and current events and had a dry sense of humor. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed walking, bike riding and Cape Cod. An early riser, he visited Morin's Diner every day for breakfast and conversation with friends and neighbors. In addition to his mother Trudy and his wife Joan, Dennis is survived by a daughter, Christel Donnelly of Rehoboth; a son, Michael Donnelly of Rehoboth; and a sister, Helene (Donnelly) McGovern of Weymouth, Mass. Many other family members and friends remember him with deep affection.

Clarence Joseph Eliason   June 28, 2011

Clarence Joseph Eliason, 98, of Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT, passed away on June 28, 2011.  Clarence was married for 67 years to the late Clara Bensen Eliason, who died in 2009.  Born in North Haven, CT on June 24, 1913 to the late George and Bertha Anderson Eliason, Clarence grew up in North Haven, graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven and attended Yale University.  Clarence was a resident of Dighton for 52 years before moving to Elim Park in 2003.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Taunton and later a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.  After serving in the US Army, he worked for over 36 years at Hedge & Mattheis Company as a salesman and manager, and served as its president for the last five years. He later worked for the American Pile Driving Company.  Clarence is survived by his daughter, Karen McFeely and her husband Drake of Chappaqua, NY; two sons, Frederik Eliason and his wife Carolyn of Suffern, NY, and Clifton Eliason of Winthrop, ME;  six grandchildren, Douglas, Kenneth, Jeffrey Eliason and Matthew, Eric, and Laura McFeely; a brother, Alton Eliason of Northford and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by one sister, Elizabeth Walker, and five brothers, Edwin, George, Raymond, Chester and Harold.

Joyce P. (Rogers) Brady   June 20, 2011

Joyce P. ( Rogers) Brady, 70 years old, died at her home, on Monday afternoon, June 20th.  Born in Fall River, daughter of Mary (Cabral) Rogers now of Bristol, RI and the late Earl Rogers. She was a 1958 graduate of Dominican Academy in Fall River. Deeply committed to her Catholic faith, she was a Eucharist Minister and taught CCD at the former St. Joseph’s Church and is now a communicant of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Taunton.  Joyce was, through out her career, involved with education.  She worked in school systems in Fall River, with Comm of MA in Lakeville and she retired as an Administrative Assistant at Dighton-Rehoboth High School, eight years ago.  Joyce loved bird watching, lighthouses, her trip to Ireland but most of all her joy was being with her children and grandchildren.  She is the wife of John "Jack" Brady and the mother of  Steven Mello of MD.; Arlene Mello Durrett and her fiancé Michael Sinar of MD and Karen Robbins and her husband Ty of KY.  She is the grandmother of Zakare Durrett, Nolan Mello, Cayla Durrett, Logan North, Keegan North, Ashlee Robbins and Alex Sinar.  Joyce is the sister of Margaret Howland and her  husband Tom of Bristol, RI and Earl Rogers, Jr. and his  wife Deb of SC.  Donations in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main Street, Fall River, MA  02720. 

Richard E. “Dick” Marcotte    June 9, 2011

Richard E. “Dick” Marcotte, 81, of Clifton Street, Attleboro, died on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro.  He was the husband of Cynthia A. (Burns) Marcotte to whom he was married on January 14, 1994.  He was the husband of the late Mona (Church) Marcotte. Born in New York City, New York on December 16, 1929, he was a son of the late Elmer V. and Albina (St. Aubin) Marcotte.  He was raised and educated in Taunton where he was a graduate of Taunton High School.  Mr. Marcotte earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 10, 1951 and served proudly until his honorable discharge on January 9, 1955.  Having served during the Korean War, Mr. Marcotte was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and received one Bronze Service Star.  He was a member and Past Commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars – Post 115 in Attleboro. Mr. Marcotte was employed as an optical engineer for numerous optical companies including Hilsinger Company and World Wide Optical.  A resident of Attleboro for more than 50 years, he previously resided in his hometown of Taunton. Mr. Marcotte was a longtime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Lodge 1014 in Attleboro. He served as Past Chairman of the Little Rhody Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  As the organization’s Education Chairman, Mr. Marcotte organized and taught machine shop trigonometry and progressive tool and die design.  Mr. Marcotte was the recipient of the Presidents Award in 2001 as the Manufacturing Engineer of the Year. Photography was an avocation that included capturing lifelong memories at weddings and special occasions and capturing product photos. He organized the first Sport Judo club in the greater Attleboro area and taught the sport for many years at the Attleboro YMCA.  He was a fourth degree black belt and Past Chairman of the New England Judo Association.  Many of his students competed beyond local competition and participated on the regional and national levels. In addition to his wife of 17 years, he leaves four children: Jeffrey Marcotte of Burlington, Vermont; Kristin Marcotte of Greenville, Rhode Island; Matthew Marcotte of Rehoboth and Eric Lund of North Attleboro; six grandchildren: Andrea and Heidi Marcotte both of Burlington, Vermont; Tristan and Matthew Marcotte both of Rehoboth and Adrian and Tristan Lund both of North Attleboro; two sisters: Elaine Wyman of Attleboro and Jeanette LaValley of Raynham; two brothers: William Marcotte of Leola, Pennsylvania and Edward Marcotte of Seekonk; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Shirley Mortens.

Laurent J. Dulac   June 8, 2011

Laurent J. Dulac, 61, of Tom Lee Drive, No. Smithfield, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 peacefully in his home after a five year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the husband of Frances M. (Doura) Dulac to whom he was married for twenty fulfilling years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerard J. and Marie Jeanne (Lambert) Dulac. He graduated from Mt. St. Charles Academy in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State College in 1974. Mr. Dulac started his teaching career in the public school system as a high school teacher in Cranston. During this time, he received his Master's Degree in education in 1978. Although he began his career as an industrial arts teacher, he pursued a career in counseling and was hired as a high school guidance counselor at William H. Davies Career and Technical High School. He continued his role as a high school guidance counselor for fifteen years at which time he was appointed to an administrative role as Guidance Director. Mr. Dulac retired in 2006 from his career in the Rhode Island education system. He acquired a license as a secondary school guidance counselor in Massachusetts and worked at Seekonk High School and Dighton-Rehoboth High School for the next five years until he retired in April, 2011. Other than his passion for education, Mr. Dulac pursued many activities and interests. He was an avid naturalist and outdoorsman. He spent much of his time studying, buying and selling antiques and art, but his happiest moments were in sharing fun-loving time with his wonderful family and great friends. Mr. Dulac is survived by his daughter, Alysha C. Dulac and her companion Kurt Mercer and grandson, Braden, of No. Smithfield, his son, Nathan L. Dulac and his wife, Meghan, of Dedham, MA, his stepdaughter, Tracie Lamoureux of No. Smithfield, and stepson, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Daniel M. Fontaine of Fort Dix, NJ., his stepgrandchildren, Madeline, Brian, Sarah and Jeffrey Lamoureux and Angela Fontaine, his three sisters, J. Nicole Lukasiewicz and her husband Gregory and Madeleine Couture all of Woonsocket and Paulette Harpin and her husband Kenneth of Burrillville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917.

Thomas William Holmes, III   May 31, 2011

Thomas William Holmes, III, 50, of Broad Street, Rehoboth, died unexpectedly at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Donna Lee (Guidice) Holmes to whom he was married on October 10, 1992. Born in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia on March 5, 1961, he was a son of Thomas William Holmes, Jr. and Jeanne (Harnedy) Holmes of Cranston, Rhode Island. He was raised and educated in Cranston where he was a 1979 graduate of Cranston East High School. He later attended the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Holmes was employed as a custom design woodworker for SoundFX in West Warwick, Rhode Island for the past three years. Previously, Mr. Holmes was the owner and operator of Krystorian Sound in Rehoboth for 12 years. A resident of Rehoboth for the past 19 years, Mr. Holmes previously resided in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He will be lovingly remembered for his strong work ethic and his devotion to his cherished family. In addition to his wife of 19 years and his parents, he leaves two daughters: Krystle E. Miranda of East Providence, Rhode Island and Victoria J. Holmes of Rehoboth; a grandchild: Taylor L. Miranda of East Providence, Rhode Island; three siblings: Mark Holmes in Virginia; Gregg Holmes in New Jersey and Eric Holmes in Rhode Island; three aunts: Lois Holmes in Florida and Patricia Harlacker and Sandra Harnedy both in Rhode Island and several extended family members and dear friends.

Gerald Ryan Foley  (Jerry)   May 17, 2011

Gerald "Jerry" Ryan Foley, 71, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Springfield he was the son of Edmund D. Foley and Mary (Ryan) Foley. Jerry began his schooling in Longmeadow, graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, received a bachelor's of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame class of 1961 and a master's from Regis University in Denver in 1985. During the Vietnam War he served as a naval officer assigned to Fleet Operations Control Pacific. Upon completion of duty, he returned to his job with IBM in New Jersey and later moved to Rehoboth, where he was a data processing consultant for 20 years working with Fortune 500 companies in Boston. During that time he was a volunteer for the Fall River Diocesan Office of Family Ministry. Upon retirement he joined his wife working full time as Family Ministry Program Directors. He retired from that position in June 2010. He and his wife were part of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter national leadership for nine years and they served together for six years on the board of the National Association of Family Life Ministry. Jerry loved sports, boating, reading, Notre Dame and all things family. His sense of humor and gentle caring will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years, Honour Campbell Foley (Scottie), two sons: Gerald Ryan Foley Jr. (Jed) of Attleboro, married to Ruth Upper Foley, and Sean Campbell Foley of East Greenwich R.I., husband of Sara Wilson Foley, and two daughters: Erin Foley Eves of Sicily, wife of Commander Daniel Eves and Margaret Foley Yoder (Meg) of Seoul South Korea, wife of LCDR William Yoder; and his eight grandchildren: Erin, Liam and Maeve Yoder, Fiona and Ryan Eves and Owen, Colin and Cameron Foley. Jerry was predeceased by his parents and older brother Edmund and he leaves behind his brother John Foley of Santa Barbara, Calif., and sister Anne Foley White of South Easton and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. Contributions may be made in Jerry's name to the Blanding Library, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, or the University of Notre Dame Scholarship Fund, Notre Dame, Ind.

Robert L. Brawley    May 13, 2011

Robert Lawrence Brawley of West Roxbury, Westwood, Norfolk and Harwich Port, died Friday, May 13, 2011. He was 79.  Beloved husband of Joan E. (McParland) Brawley, Bob grew up in West Roxbury and attended Boston College High School, Class of 1949, and Boston College, Class of 1953. He entered the U.S. Army as an artillery officer and served four years. After the Army, he was employed by Boston Edison for 40 years as a systems analyst and was a pioneer in applying computers to the business world. Bob married Joan in 1958 and made Westwood their home for the next 30 years. Bob was very active in town youth sports programs and a big fan of Boston College football and hockey. He later moved to Norfolk and finally retired in Harwich Port where he enjoyed spending time with his family at Red River Beach.  In addition to Joan, his wife of 53 years, Bob is survived by his children, Robert F. Brawley and his wife, Maureen, of Rehoboth; James L. Brawley and his wife, Jill, of West Hartford, Conn., and Joanne Zobbi and her husband, Scott, of Norfolk. He was the grandfather of Kevin, Matthew, Thomas and Caitlin Brawley of Rehoboth; Laura Brawley of West Hartford; and John, Matthew and Timothy Zobbi of Norfolk. Brother of Margaret Brawley of Lexington, Jacqueline Sullivan of Brighton, Evelyn Hardiman of Norwood and Mary Cleo Hatch of Embden Pond, Maine.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Kelley Claire Dennis   May 12, 2011

Kelley Claire Dennis, 45, of Slater Street, Rehoboth, passed on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of Jay Dennis of Rehoboth.  Born Kelley C. Daniels in Providence on Jan. 26, 1966, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. Daniels Sr. and Claire (Brodeur) Daniels.  Kelley was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. A homemaker, she was devoted to her family and friends and loved her three puppies, Panda, Annie, and Jack. In addition to her husband Jay, Kelley is survived by three daughters: Heather Dennis, Claire J. Dennis, and Toni Dennis, all of Rehoboth; two brothers, Michael Daniels and Edward Daniels, both of Cranston; four sisters: Anne Marie Hendricks of Florida, Kathleen Case of Cranston, Marie Dubuc of Warwick, and Sr. Angela Daniels C.P. of Cranston; and two granddaughters, Riley Morgan Tweedly of Pawtucket and Marli Dubois of Rehoboth.  Those wishing to remember Kelley in a special way, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Assumption Parish Food Ministry, 791 Potters Ave., Providence, RI 02907.

Louise Harrington    May 10, 2011

Louise Harrington, 82, of Plain Street, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She was the wife of Neal Harrington to whom she was married 54 years.  She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Irving A. and Lillian E. (Terrien) Marx. Mrs. Harrington was a key punch operator for Raytheon for several years. She also was a food server for the Rehoboth School System. After her retirement, she became a licensed day care provider.  Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Ann Ashey and her husband Robert, and Tish Hoderny Harrington and her fiance Skip Vadnais; six sons: Norman Harrington and his wife Jan, Richard Harrington and his wife Rose, George Harrington and his wife Lisa, Rick Lingard and his wife Aida, Robert Lingard and his wife Janet, and Neal Harrington Jr. and his wife Carol; a daughter-in-law, Sheree Lingard; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Reginald David Lingard.  Donations in her memory may be made to VNA Hospice of Attleboro, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

William J. Mendoza   May 8, 2011

William J. Mendoza, died in his home, on Sunday May 8, 2011 in the 90th year of his life.  Born in Dighton son of the late Frank and Mary (Dutra) Mendoza.  He was a WW II veteran serving in the US Coast Guard. A very active communicant of the former parish of St. Peter’s in Dighton where he was a member of the St Vincent de Paul, he is now a communicant of St Nicholas of Myra Parish in North Dighton.  He was  the class president of the Class of 1948 from Dighton High School. Enjoying all sports he was the captain of the football team at Dighton.  He was a self employed horticulturist on his own farm in Dighton, He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Dupere) Mendoza who died in 2003.  Mr. Mendoza was the father of Melanie Mendoza, Francis Mendoza and his wife Pamela and William Mendoza and his wife Donna all of Dighton.  He is the grandfather of Jaclyn Dupont and Marc; Karissa DiPina and Carlos; Jarrett Mendoza and Cortney, Danielle Mendoza and Austin Mendoza and the great grandfather of seven.  He is the brother of Marjorie Ingalls, Alice Smith, Catherine Spina all of Florida and the late Henry and Lawrence Mendoza.  He is the brother in law of Ruth Dupere of Rehoboth and the uncle of many. 

Stanley Szczepkowski     May 6, 2011

Stanley Szczepkowski, age 69, of Assonet, passed away May 6, 2011. He was the husband of Janice (Terry) Szczepkowski and the son of the late Stanley & Helen (Pelletier) Szczepkowski. Stanley worked for the Taunton Stove Co. in N. Dighton, MA as a Foreman and was a U.S. Army Veteran. (remove: of vietnam war). He was an avid Outdoorsman & enjoyed fishing. Stanley is survived by his wife Janice of Assonet, his children Michael Szczepkowski of Berkley, Lynda Marcon of Rehoboth, and Daniel Szczepkowski of Assonet; “Papa” to Haylee Szczepkowski & Isabella Marcon, who never failed to put a smile on his face; the brother of Walter Szczepkowski of Lakeville, Doris Brisson of Swansea, Helen McCrohan of Berkley, the late Philip and Leo Szczepkowski; the uncle to several nieces & nephews.

G. Kenneth “Scotty” Boyle     May 1, 2011

G. Kenneth "Scotty" Boyle, of Rehoboth, where he has lived for 10 years, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham. He was 98. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Turner) Boyle. Formerly of Pasadena, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev., he retired as a supervisor from the U.S. Postal Service in 1973. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and had served as a merchant marine. He also loved freshwater fishing and telling stories. Brother of the late Clinton Boyle, Ruth Boyle, and Virginia Marcroft, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lillian Breault   April 25, 2011

Lillian I. Breault, age 93, wife of the late Leon Breault, died April 25. Mrs. Breault leaves a son, Roger L. Breault, daughters Jeanette Thibodeau and Irene Ann Burt, a brother Aime Gendron, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Michael D. Souza    April 18, 2011

Michael D. Souza, much loved husband of Nancy (Souza) (Butler) Souza, went home to be with the Lord on Marathon Monday, April 18, 2011. He was 59. He was born in Arlington, Virginia and was raised in Rehoboth, graduating from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, class of 1969. He also attended Rhode Island College and Bristol Community College. He was employed as a warehouse supervisor at Fineline Fuel Systems until April, 2010. He attended Christian Fellowship Center Assembly of God in New Bedford. Michael enjoyed running, having run the Boston Marathon many times, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, reading, traveling, and Bluegrass concerts.

He taught himself to play the guitar, and he loved to worship. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife and spending time outdoors doing anything from working in the garden to throwing a Frisbee. He had many other interests and was known for his quiet but very fun ways, quick wit, adventuresome spirit, and creative ideas. Besides his wife of Taunton, he is survived by his daughter, Bonnie (Butler) and her husband John Ebanks of New York; his son, Guy and his wife Melissa (Pemberton) Butler of Taunton, and his four grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents, James and Irma Souza of Rehoboth, and his four sisters, Debra Sullivan and Janet Lingard of Seekonk, Roberta Souza of Rehoboth, and Norma Mink of Seekonk, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

James L. Amaral   April 17, 2011

James L. Amaral, 67, of New Street, Rehoboth, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the husband of Kathleen (Pavao) Amaral. He was born in Attleboro, a son of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth M. (Fagundes) Amaral.  Jim was a school maintenance worker for the Rehoboth School Department for more than 30 years before retiring five years ago. A lifelong Rehoboth resident, he was a member of the West Dighton Christian Church. Mr. Amaral had coached the Beckwith Middle School baseball team, coached in the Rehoboth Junior Baseball Association and was very involved in the town sports programs. He was a member of the Hillside Country Club, and was a sporting enthusiast who enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Mr. Amaral was the past district governor of the Lions International; he also had received the Melvin Jones award from the Lions.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, James L. and his wife, Meredith Amaral Jr., of Dighton, and Timothy J. Amaral of Marthas Vineyard; a brother, Peter and his wife, Lucille Amaral, of Rehoboth; a stepbrother, Wayne and his wife, Nancy Purnell, of Boston; a stepsister, Vanessa and her husband ,Victor Moyteka, of Friendship, Maine; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Amaral of Rehoboth. He was the grandfather of Conner and Christopher, also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Sylvester Amaral Jr.

Gifts in his memory can be sent to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research or to the West Dighton Christian Church, 2767 Horton St., Dighton, MA 02715.

Jeffery D. Ferrie   April 2, 2011

Jeffery D. Ferrie, age 59, died at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River on April 2, 2011. Born in Taunton, he was the son of Florence L. (Rose) Ferrie and the late Daniel Ferrie. A longtime Dighton resident, he was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School, and furthered his education with an associate’s degree in electrical engineering. A department manager with Home Depot in Somerset for several years, Mr. Ferrie enjoyed fishing with his sons, and was an avid Patriots fan. He was loving Pipa to his grandchildren, and was a kind and generous man. Besides his mother of Dighton, he leaves two sons, Jacob S. Ferrie of Dighton and Joshua P. Ferrie of Fall River; a daughter, Jennifer L. Murray of Norwood; his longtime fiancée, Terry Juskewicz of Dighton; two brothers, Daniel A. Ferrie of Dighton, and Scott F. Ferrie of Fayetteville, NC; a sister, Bonnie Root of Somerset; two grandchildren, Kiley L. and Ryan P. Murray, both of Norwood; and several nieces, nephews and love ones.

John DuVally   March 24, 2011

John C. DuVally, age 79, of Duval Street, died peacefully on March 24, 2011. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Daignault) DuVally. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Anna (Earley) DuVally, he lived in Rehoboth, MA for 41 years.  Dr. DuVally was a Pathologist at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for 29 years. He graduated from Providence College with a B.A. class of 1959 and with a medical degree from University College, Cork, Ireland class of 1964. Jack was a US Navy veteran who served in the submarine service during the Korean War. He started his career with an internship and residency at RI Hospital. He was on the boards of both Pathology (AP and CP) and Forensic Pathology. Additionally he was a member of the American Doctors Club, College of American Pathologist, Bristol North Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, National Association of Medical Examiners, and Massachusetts Medici-Legal Society. He previously served as Veteran's Agent in Rehoboth, MA and was an active member of American Legion Post #302. Besides his wife of 50 years, he is survived by three sons; Michael S. DuVally of Poundridge, NY, John P. DuVally of Rehoboth, MA and Ryan B. DuVally of Rehoboth, MA, two daughters; Deirdre A. Turizo of West Palm Beach, FL and Jennifer M. DuVally of Los Angeles, CA, two sisters; Jane Battison of Warwick and Ann Meinhold of Long Island, NY, a brother; Frank DuVally of Seekonk, MA and nine grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary DuVally.  Contributions in John's memory to the American Legion Post #302, 84 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, 02769 would be appreciated.

Stephanie K. Bernacchio   March 22, 2011

Stephanie K. (Smith) Bernacchio, 55 years old, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday evening, March 22, 2011.  She was born in Boston daughter of Helen (Alexanian) Smith now of West Virginia and the late Clarence C. Smith.  She has been a resident of North Dighton for the past 30 years formerly of Charlestown, West Virginia, where she was raised.  She was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. Stephanie was a broadcast captioner for the hearing impaired, a court reporter for over 20 years with certifications as a certified broadcast captioner, registered merit reporter and certified realtime reporter.  She did closed captioning for various TV news shows, including MSNBC and national news broadcast.  She was a member of the National Court reporters Association and well as the Mass Court Reporters Association.  She enjoyed the outdoor activities especially walking and loved spending time with her family and friends.  Stephanie was an avid reader who loved being sitting in front of a fire. She is survived, besides her mother, by her beloved  husband Michael Bernacchio and her loving daughter Casey Bernacchio both of North Dighton.  Stephanie is also the sister of Steve and Kenneth Smith of West Virginia.  She is also survived by Casey’s boy friend Paul Jasinski of Bridgewater and several nieces and nephews. 

Albert Knight Antonio   March 20, 2011

Albert Knight Antonio, Vice President and Branch Manager of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in Providence, RI, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2011. Albert was an attorney admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. He was First Vice President of New England Land Title Association, a Lifetime Fellow in the Rhode Island Bar Association, and Chairperson for the Title Standards and Practices Committee. He received numerous awards for excellence in management and customer service, including two appointments to the LandAmerica Achievement Circle. Early in his legal career he worked for former US Attorney General Janet Reno as Legal Advisor for the Dade County Public Safety Department. Prior to becoming an attorney, Albert was a police officer in Barrington, RI. Albert served his community on the Planning Board for the Town of Rehoboth, MA, as a member of the Board of Directors of Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union of East Providence, RI, and as a member of the Standing Committee at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Norton, MA.

He contributed to many charities, as well as to his almae matres Bryant University and University of Miami. Albert was also a small business owner invested in Cole's River Family Fun Center in Swansea, MA. Albert was an avid runner and accomplished athlete. He participated in road and trail running races, triathlons, and the Save the Bay swim. Together with his daughter Karen he formed the LandAmerica running and walking team and rewarded employees for participation in events benefiting charities. Albert shared his love of sports with young athletes. He coached baseball and basketball teams for numerous organizations including the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club, the Newman YMCA, Dighton-Rehoboth Little League, the Rehoboth Congregational Church, and the Amateur Athletic Union. He was honored to be named YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 1995.  Albert enjoyed many activities with his family: boating and waterskiing, attending sporting events and rock concerts, playing miniature golf and board games. He was happiest at his family homes on Cape Cod, MA and Hog Island, RI, where he could often be found leaping from pilings into the salt water.  Albert is survived by his wife, Karen Elaine Kuhn Antonio; his children and their partners, Karen Elaine DeQuattro and her fiance Andrew Forber, Matthew Antonio, Michael Antonio and his wife Kristen Marie, Kristen Emily McDonough and her husband Dylan, Katherine Antonio and her fiance Justin Pontes, Nicholas Knight Antonio, Kylie Noelle Antonio and Lauren Pollard; his grandchildren Ryan DeQuattro and Natalie Antonio; his brothers Zachary Brice Antonio and Raymond Knight Antonio; his sisters- and brothers-in-law Susan Antonio, Denise and Robert Rochlin, and Carol and J. Ryan; his parents-in-law Richard E. Kuhn, M.D. and Lois Kuhn; and nieces, nephews, family and many dear friends.  Donations may be sent to The Albert Knight Antonio Memorial Charitable Fund, Trinitarian Congregational Church, 2 Pine Street, Norton, MA 02766. Checks may be made payable to the church.

Shirley B. Howitt  March 16, 2011

Shirley B. Howitt, 91, of Seekonk, died March 16, at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius H. Howitt, former Selectman of Seekonk. Born in New Bedford, MA, a daughter of the late Morris and Ida (Miller) Bertman, she had lived in Seekonk since 1948. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, its Sisterhood, and Hadassah. Shirley was an avid reader, enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and loved ice cream. Devoted and loving mother of State Representative Steven S. Howitt and his wife Pam Tesler Howitt of Seekonk, Rachel S. Zugsmith, President of NAI Capital Inc. and her husband Michael A. of Los Angeles, CA and Idelle A. Howitt, Esq. of New York, NY. Dear sister of Lawrence Bertman of Cranston. Loving grandmother of Michael Julius Zugsmith and Michele R. Stein and adored great grandmother of Madison and Zack.

Ernest Francis Wanamaker   March 4, 2011

Ernest Francis Wanamaker, 87, of Anawan Street, Rehoboth, a loving father, grandfather,and great-grandfather, entered eternal life on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Madonna Manor in North Attleboro. He was the devoted husband for 63 years of the late Thelma P. (Porter) Wanamaker. Born in Providence, R.I. on June 22, 1923, he was the son of the late William and Hope (Potter) Wanamaker. He was raised in Providence, where he attended Central High School, prior to serving in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Mobile as Seaman, First Class USNR during World War II. Ernest worked at Jostens Company for 21 years as a model cutter until his retirement in 1987. Previous to that, he had learned his trade at B.D.A. in Providence and Gouse Co. in Attleboro. "Ernie" started camping with his young family. He loved driving the RV along the East Coast from Florida to Canada, for "Sambories." He also enjoyed woodworking and spending time outside in the yard with his dog Sassy. He was a member and faithful servant of Faith Alliance Church, Attleboro. He is survived by his two sons, David E. Wanamaker and his wife Valerie of Rehoboth, and Kevin W. Wanamaker and his wife Susan of Rehoboth. Brother of Doris Thompson of Warwick, R.I., and the late William Wanamaker, Viola Vaughan, Myrtle Gelo, and Bessie Mae Wanamaker. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kristy L. Langille and her husband Scott of North Attleboro, Justin D. Wanamaker and his wife Stephanie of Attleboro, his great-granddaughter Raegan E. Langille, as well as several nieces and nephews.

John Patrick Clifford   March 3, 2011

John Patrick Clifford, 55, passed away March 3rd, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.  He was born August 8th, 1955 in Fall River, Massachusetts.  He was the beloved son of Thomas T. and Margaret M. (Clemmey) Clifford.  He attended schools in Dighton and was a 1973 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.  After high school, he attended Providence College and graduated in 1979.  He was an avid sports fan, following the Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox and the Providence College Friars.  For many years he generously donated his time and expertise to the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race and the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC-Norton.  He also worked as an official for basketball, field hockey and lacrosse throughout New England.  John is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Borden and her husband, David of North Dighton and Nancy Curtin and her husband James of Needham as well as two brothers, Thomas Clifford Jr. and his wife Lynn of Rehoboth and William Clifford and his wife Kelly of Hooksett, NH.  He leaves behind nine nieces, Caryn and Cheryl Borden, Brooke and Rebecca Clifford, Kate and Deirdre Curtin and Meaghan, Tara and Rileigh Clifford as well as four nephews, Christopher Borden and his wife Kay, Matthew, Liam, and Patrick Clifford as well as one great-nephew, Malcolm Borden.  Donations may be sent to the Dighton Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 300 Main Street, Dighton, MA 02715. 

Jacques Alves   February 25, 2011

Jacques “Jack” Alves, passed way at home on Friday, February 25, 2011 surrounded by the love of his family. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Shelley (Shaw) Alves and his beloved daughter, Victoria - for whom he traveled half way round the world. She was the light of his life and his greatest legacy. Jack was born in Fall River, MA on July 5, 1946, to Yvette (Garneau) Alves and John Alves. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and Northeast Technical Institute. Jack worked for the Foxboro Company for many years and for the Dighton-Rehoboth School District for 20 years, most recently as head custodian at Dighton Elementary School. His interests included photography, 50's memorabilia and reading. Jack was also an avid weather buff and a devoted Red Sox fan. Jack is also survived by his sister, Colette Gagnon of S. Thomaston, ME, and his three brothers: Paul Alves and Gerald Alves of Dighton and William Alves of Gainesville, FL. In addition, he leaves many nieces and nephews, in-laws and close friends. As an active member of the Seekonk Congregational Church, Jack took part in many fund-raising activities and was proud to have participated in four mission trips to New Orleans to assist with the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Jack will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man.

Mary Brown   February 23, 2011

Mary E. Brown, age 70 of Hillside Avenue died Wednesday February 23, 2011 at her home. She was the former wife of George Brown. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Elmer H. and Mary E. (Raftery) Rhodes. She was a office manager for the American Emory Works before retiring. She leaves one aunt, Margaret Raftery of East Providence and several cousins. She was the mother of the late Derek M. Brown. Contributions in her memory to the Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357 would be appreciated.

Norman Lindberg    February 8, 2011

Norman Lindberg of Rehoboth passed away peacefully at the age of 87 surrounded by his loving family on February 8, 2011. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Mason) Lindberg. Norman was born in Swansea the youngest son of the late Nils and Karolina (Olsen) Lindberg. Norman graduated from Joseph Case High School in Swansea class of 1941. He then served his country during WWII with the United States Army and earned the rank of Master Sergeant. Norman worked at Metals and Controls later (Texas Instruments) in Attleboro, MA, and retired in 1987, from the Department of Defense at Mine Safety in Esmond, RI. Known as "Grandpa", he was an avid woodworker and gardener, an exceptional cribbage player, had encyclopedia knowledge of baseball and loved nothing more than a good ball game-especially when the Red Sox beat the Yankees. He is survived by children Karen Lindberg of Marana, AZ; Thomas Lindberg of California; four grandchildren, his beloved great-grandchildren Juliana and Braden Springs also his devoted pug, Maxine.  Memorial donations can be made to "Grandpa's" favorite charity, The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

Raymond F. Saleeba    February 5, 2011

Raymond F. Saleeba, age 84, of Bay State Rd., entered eternal life, Saturday, February 5, 2011, surrounded by his children at the Catholic Memorial Home. He was predeceased in death by his wife of 60 years, Diana J. (Gauthier) on January 16, 2011. Born September 21, 1926, in Hindsdale, MA, he was the son of the late Alban and Mary (Romanus) Saleeba. He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. He is survived by 5 children and their spouses, Kathleen and Larry Willey of East Providence, Barbara and Lance Cummings, Donna and Kenneth Patterson, Joseph "Smokey" Saleeba all of Rehoboth and Raymond A. "Chico" and Linda Saleeba of Seekonk; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He leaves his sisters; Marion De Fontes of Seekonk and Sister Mary Romanus RSM of Cumberland. He was predeceased in death by his son, Peter Saleeba.  Memorial donations in appreciation for their loving care of Raymond may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720 or the Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720 rebellofuneralhome.com

Kenneth S. Conca, Sr.  January 31, 2011

Kenneth S. Conca, Sr., age 58 of Rehoboth, formerly of Providence, passed away on January 31, 2011 at his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Gail A. (Gardiner) Conca. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Albert and Filomena (Antonetti) Conca. Mr. Conca was a Technology Education teacher for over 20 years at the JH Gaudet Middle School in Middletown, RI. Prior to that he also taught in Westport, MA and at Bradley Hospital, East Providence, RI. He was a graduate of RI College. He was a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family. His enjoyment was found in traveling, gardening and winemaking, but more important was being able to spend time with his family and sharing it. Mr. Conca also enjoyed music, photography and astronomy and was the founding member of A.S.S.N.E. (The Astronomical Society of Southern New England). Besides his wife of over 23 years, he leaves his loving children, Kenneth S. Conca, Jr., Melissa Conca, and Michelle Conca all of Rehoboth, MA . He was the brother of Albert Conca of North Smithfield and Joyce Arpin of North Providence. Memorial gifts in his memory to: The American Cancer Society of RI, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick RI 02886 would be deeply appreciated.

Myrtle McCaughey  January 28, 2011

E. Myrtle McCaughey, 90, of West Street, Attleboro, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Johnston G. McCaughey to whom she was married on April 3, 1943 and who died on Oct. 8, 1967. Born in Pawtucket on Oct. 7, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Ethel (Arnold) Mowry. She was raised and educated in Pawtucket where she was a 1939 graduate of Pawtucket High School. Mrs. McCaughey was employed in the college division of the former L. G. Balfour Co. in Attleboro for several years until becoming the assistant city clerk for the City of Attleboro for 19 years prior to her retirement in July 1988.  A resident of Attleboro since 1950, she previously resided in her native community of Pawtucket prior to moving to Massachusetts. Mrs. McCaughey was a longtime member of the Second Congregational Church in Attleboro where she served her church family as a member of the "Player's Group", was a member of the church choir and was a senior advisor for the Senior Fellowship. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Hope Chapter #41, Attleboro. Times spent in Oakland, Maine, were among her most treasured. She enjoyed the ocean, flowers and solving crossword puzzles. She leaves a daughter, Sharmon E. McCaughey of Attleboro; a son, Dale A. McCaughey of Rehoboth; four grandchildren, Thomas McCaughey of Somerset, David McCaughey of West Bridgewater, Kathryn McCaughey of Somerset and John McCaughey of Somerset, and several extended family members and dear friends. She was the sister of the late William Mowry and the late Harley Mowry. Memorial donations may be made to the Outreach or Missions Committee of Second Congregational Church, 50 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703, or to the Community Visiting Nurse Agency, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

Yvette Chartier  January 26, 2011

Yvette (Tanguay) Chartier, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Chartier for 64 years. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Ulderic and Angelina (Morrissette) Tanguay, she resided in Rehoboth for the past ten years. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters and their spouses, Denise D. and Norm Drainville of Bristol and Cheryl A. and Artie Mitsmenn of Rehoboth; three grandchildren, Douglas Drainville, Zachary and Haley Mitsmenn; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Roger Tanguay of Pawtucket. She was the grandmother of the late Angela K. Dolan and the sister of the late Lucien, Lionel, Roland, Gaston and Raymond Tanguay, Dolores Chagnon, Gloria Young and Lucienne Tanguay. Gifts in her memory to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 will be appreciated.

Robert S. Amadon  January 19, 2011

Robert S. Amadon, 70, of Nelson Lane, Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Karen A. (Miles) Amadon.  Born in Franklin, New Hampshire on May 12, 1940, he was a son of the late Floyd and Margery (Doll) Amadon. Robert was educated in Franklin schools and graduated from the HVAC program at New England Tech as a steam boilerman and fireman. He served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. Navy. Robert moved to Massachusetts in 1968. He worked for 35 years as an HVAC technician at Sturdy Memorial Hospital until illness. Robert was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and fishing. He served as a Boy Scout leader years ago, where he enjoyed the Pinewood Derby each year.

In addition to his wife Karen, Robert is survived by three sons: Robert Amadon of North Attleboro, Russell Amadon of Spring, Texas, and Richard Amadon of Radcliff, Kentucky; two brothers: Floyd Amadon of Gardner, Maine, and Raymond Amadon of Hollis, New Hampshire; three sisters: Margery Kaefer of Hudson, Beverly Allen of Hollis, New Hampshire, and Beth Tomolonis of Nashua, New Hampshire; and nine grandchildren: Emily Amadon, Amelia Amadon, Katie McQuaig, Meagan Amadon, Kayla Amadon, Gabrielle Amadon, Kassandra Silvestri, and Nicholas Silvestri, and Kylie Amadon. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, or The Tomorrow Fund, Rhode Island Hospital Campus, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-4947.

Diana Saleeba  January 16, 2011

Diana J. (Gauthier) Saleeba, age 78, of Bay State Rd., entered eternal life, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, surrounded by her children, at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of Raymond F. Saleeba. Born June 8, 1932, in Seekonk, she was a daughter of the late Lucian and Dorothy (Scieles) Gauthier. Diana devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she leaves five children and their spouses, Kathleen and Larry Willey of East Providence, Barbara and Lance Cummings, Donna and Kenneth Patterson, and Joseph "Smokey" Saleeba, all of Rehoboth, and Raymond A. "Chico" and Linda Saleeba of Seekonk; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Peter Saleeba. Memorial donations in appreciation for their loving care of Diana may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720 or to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Diana Saleeba  January 16, 2011

Diana J. (Gauthier) Saleeba, age 78, of Bay State Rd., entered eternal life, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, surrounded by her children, at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of Raymond F. Saleeba. Born June 8, 1932, in Seekonk, she was a daughter of the late Lucian and Dorothy (Scieles) Gauthier. Diana devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she leaves five children and their spouses, Kathleen and Larry Willey of East Providence, Barbara and Lance Cummings, Donna and Kenneth Patterson, and Joseph "Smokey" Saleeba, all of Rehoboth, and Raymond A. "Chico" and Linda Saleeba of Seekonk; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Peter Saleeba. Memorial donations in appreciation for their loving care of Diana may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720 or to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Alan D. Parker   January 10, 2011

Alan D. Parker, of Katie Drive in  Rehoboth, died unexpectedly at the age of 56 on Monday at the Miriam Hospital, in Providence.  Alan was the husband of Suzanne ( Papineau) Parker.Born in Pawtucket RI, he was a son of the late Francis & Genevieve (Padykula)  Parker. Since 2006, Alan was a self employed Graphic and Web designer, and had lived in Rehoboth since 1985 coming from North Attleboro. He was a parishioner of Mt. Carmel Church, Seekonk. A graduate of Davies Vocational High School class of 1973, he loved photography. Besides his wife he is survived by a son Bradford Parker of Taunton; a daughter Allison Daubert and her husband Matthew of Burlington,  New Jersey; a brother Brian Parker and his wife Donna of Dighton.  Alan was the grandfather of Hannah Parker of Thomasville, North Carolina and Derik Parker of Taunton, MA. He was the brother of the late Francine St. Laurent.  Gifts in his memory can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research  Hospital  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105 or www.st.jude.org.

Robert Bomes  January 7, 2011

Robert Bomes died at the age of 57 on Friday, January 7, 2011 at a Bangor healthcare facility. He was born March 9, 1953 in Providence, RI, the son of Milton and Hazel (Levy) Bomes. Robert was a lifelong resident of Rehoboth, MA. He is survived by his children, Matthew Bomes and his wife Erin of Swansea, MA, Kristen Lancaster and her boyfriend Donald Dean of Carmel, ME, Carrie Bomes of Newport, ME and Bryan Bomes of Hermon, ME; grandsons, Jayson Lancaster, Tyler Lancaster, and Ryan Bomes; brothers, Allen and his wife Marilynn of Westbrook, CT, and Stanley and his wife Genevieve of Milford, MA; sister, Shelley Pray of Riverside, RI; and longtime friend, Patti Tapley of Old Town, ME.  Those wishing to remember Robert in a special way may make gifts in his name to the National Kidney Foundation New England Branch 85 Astor Avenue Norwood, MA 02062. A service of Brookings Smith 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com